BewilderBeasts!

BewilderBeasts!

with: Melissa McCue-McGrath

Join Melissa as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's find out on BewilderBeasts - where animals intersect at humanity!

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January 17, 2022x
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00:31:1421.5 MB

Ep 58: FATS G (Frog Rescue Service)

In Australia there is a rescue service for frogs who get trapped in produce that saves upwards of 1500 frogs every single year. We also meet Tony the ...

January 10, 2022x
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00:21:5915.14 MB

Ep 57: All About That Bass (Robofish)

This week we talk about the effects of invasive species and how robotic fish employing scare tactics as invasive species birth control, another robot ...

December 20, 2021x
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00:22:2715.46 MB

Ep 56: Put the Rap Battling Horse Skull Back In Christmas, Where It Belongs

Let's go to Wales, a country where they are trying to put the call-and-response singing horse skull back in Christmas, where it belongs. This is ...

December 15, 2021x
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00:15:1110.47 MB

BONUS: A Very Merry DIY Bird Hoarding Kit

How much would the 12 days of Christmas cost someone today? How many birds is the True Love gifting? And where is the recipient going to put 224 birds...

December 13, 2021x
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00:15:2010.58 MB

Ep 55: Julia Child, The CIA, and Shark Repellent Cakes

Julia Child was rejected from the army in WW2, so she got in on the ground-floor of the CIA, whipping up her first ever recipe: Shark Repellent Cakes....

December 06, 2021x
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00:20:3614.19 MB

Ep 54: Ho, Ho, Reindoes!

This week, Melissa explains how we know Santa's sleigh is pulled by 8 reinDOEs who can see predators urine (that's not in the movie!), how s...

December 01, 2021x
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01:08:3847.17 MB

Bonus: Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins (With Dr. Oné R. Pagán)

This is a recording of Oné R. Pagán's book launch for "Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins" where a tipsy Melissa asks him about cocaine ad...

November 29, 2021x
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00:37:1725.64 MB

Ep 53: Who's Your Daddy?

Melissa addresses sex changing animals who can do it all, condors who have had enough of their male cage mates, lesbian lizards, proposes a Finding Ne...

November 22, 2021x
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00:40:4628.04 MB

Ep 52: Five Deer

Trigger warning: Today's episode discusses genocide, the dark truth behind America's most gluttonous holiday. Why you should be eating eel a...

November 15, 2021x
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00:29:0219.98 MB

Ep 51: Africanimals

This week, Melissa has a special announcement and revisit of three African animal stories for the History Class of RSU 40 in Waldoboro, Maine. #GoPant...

November 08, 2021x
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00:28:4619.79 MB

Ep 50: Arson Pigeon Revenge (Olga of Kiev)

In this 50th episode, we meet Olga of Kiev, a PATRON SAINT who murdered a lot of people using earth, wind, fire, ale and homing pigeons. She inspired ...

November 01, 2021x
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00:23:0215.86 MB

Ep 49: Revenge of the Shaggy Pants

 Today Melissa takes a series of shallow dives into more royalty who were killed by hubris which changed the world forever, and has some fun with the ...

October 24, 202100:27:0918.69 MB

Ep 48: The Story Of Room 8

Today, there is a sign that says no pets allowed on the fence surrounding Elysian Heights Elementary - but the very foundation of this school's c...

October 18, 202100:27:4119.06 MB

Ep 47: The Sheep in The Clouds

In 1783 a duck, a rooster and a sheep named Montauciel were heading straight for the sky. How does their unlikely story change lead to three Billionai...

October 11, 2021x
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00:17:3012.06 MB

Ep 46: Housetraining Heiffers

Why scientists are looking to potty train 1 billion cows to combat a growing acid rain crisis. **************Resources on The Moo Loo:USGS.govThe Guar...